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19th Edition
5 - 28 August 2011

 
 POL / Poland - Team Composition

 
Team manager KASPRZYK Jacek
Head coach SWIDEREK Alojzy
Assistant coach POPIK Wieslaw
Doctor REKAWEK Krzysztof
Therapist / trainer KOSSAKOWSKI Szymon
Journalist
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Anna Podolec Podolec 30/10/1985 193 71 318 305 Avtodor-Metar
  2   Katarzyna Konieczna Konieczna 22/03/1985 184 75 304 288 Impel Volleyball
  3 Karolina Rozycka Rozycka 28/06/1985 183 68 305 284 Yesilyurt
  4   Izabela Belcik Belcik 29/11/1980 185 65 304 292 ATOM Trefl
  5 Berenika Okuniewska Okuniewska 18/03/1988 188 72 310 302 FENERBAHCE
  6   Magdalena Saad Saad 14/05/1985 168 55 277 261 AZS Bialystok
  7 Kinga Kasprzak Kasprzak 12/06/1987 188 76 310 295 Bank BPS Muszynianka
  8   Klaudia Kaczorowska Kaczorowska 20/12/1988 184 68 303 281 Atom Trefl
  9 Joanna Frackowiak Frackowiak 4/07/1986 185 67 307 293 BKS Aluprof
  10   Sylwia Pelc PELC 30/11/1990 189 85 312 293 GCB Centrostal
  11 Anna Werblinska Werblinska 14/05/1984 178 66 308 292 Bank BPS Muszynianka
  12   Milena Radecka Radecka 18/10/1984 177 65 302 295 Azerrail
  13 Paulina Maj Maj 22/03/1987 166 58 277 255 Bank BPS Muszynianka Fakro
  14   Joanna Wolosz Wolosz 7/04/1990 181 65 303 281 Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio
  15 Katarzyna Gajgal Gajgal 21/09/1981 190 85 300 287 Bank BPS Muszynianka
  16   Zuzanna Efimienko Efimienko 8/08/1989 197 72 318 303 Atom Trefl
  17 Joanna Kaczor Kaczor 16/09/1984 191 64 305 290 Tauron MKS
  18   Aleksandra Kruk Kruk 29/10/1984 181 76 298 285 AZS Bialystok
  19 Maja Tokarska Tokarska 22/02/1991 193 72 303 292 Gorgonzola Igor
  20   Anita Kwiatkowska Kwiatkowska 5/03/1985 182 59 291 277 Budowlani
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Polish women’s team was founded in 1947 and they earned Olympic bronze medals in 1964 and 1968. But the last three decades have been less successful. 

Things changed in 2003 when Ryszard Andrzej Niemczyk was welcomed back as coach after a break of 26 years, bringing a renewed spirit to the team. 

The Poles pulled off a huge surprise at the 2003 European Championships, toppling hosts Turkey in straight sets in the final. Malgorzata Glinka was honoured as Best Scorer, while captain Magdalena Sliwa was named Best Setter. 

Poland defended their European title in 2005 but then encountered problems, with coach Niemczyk having to retire due to health problems. 

He was succeeded by Marco Bonitta and in May 2008 Poland qualified for the Olympics for the first time in 30 years. 

Under Jerzy Matlak, the Poles took bronze at the 2009 European Championship and finished a creditable eighth at the 2010 World Championship, their best placing since the 1970s. 

In 2011, the team will face a generation shift with a lot of young players emerging. This is expected to bring new successes and open the gateway to the London Olympics.


Coach profile

Alojzy Swiderek played with a number of top Polish clubs, winning a Polish Championship medal in 1975. In 1981, he was named Player of the Year by Przeglad Sportowy. He played 34 times for Poland. In 2001, as an assistant coach to Andrzej Niemczyk, the Polish women’s team won their first gold medal at the European Championship. In 2006, while assisting Raul Lozano, the Polish men’s team took silver at the World Championship. Meanwhile, he coached Winiary Kalisz to the Polish Championship in 2005. On Dec. 6, 2006, he was awarded the Cavalier's Cross of Merit for outstanding achievements in the development of Polish sport. 




 
 

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